Pictures Of Old Steamer Trunks

The Internet has been the place to look for interesting but not antique-related pictures of old steamer trunks. Some of them are so beautiful that they bring back memories of good-old times when steam was in great demand all over the United States. Steamer trunks originally posted advertisements for milk, eggs, bacon, and coffee in them. When the mail carrier would bring these advertisements in he would put them in a special basket called a road master. The mail carrier would then load the road masters with the ads and take it to the town clerk or post office where the other advertisements could be posted on walls.

Antique Curve
Antique Curve

The people who worked in post offices got paid commission by posting ads for milk, bacon, and coffee. So they would post an ad where ever there were people working…like in this case, a px. There were usually two types of old steamer trunks. One had a wood lath wooden finish while another had a brick finish and was called a brickroad antique trunk.

Antique 1900s French steamer trunk
Antique 1900s French steamer trunk

Picture of old steamer trunks can be found in many sizes and shapes…some big, some small, some shaped like a letter opener and others like a can. Some of them have an open center which allowed for the posting of pictures of baby pictures. Some of them may have even pictures of the family or a picture of the front door. Some pictures of old steamer trunks have lids while others don’t. If the lid has a lids, that’s an indication that the contents of the trunk are also posted inside.

Pictures of old steamer trunks can be found in many forms. You can find them in books or on DVD’s. Some are titled “Old Steamer Trunk”, “Roadmaster Trunk”, “riage Love Trunk” and others. You can even find them on the Internet. These pictures of old steamer trunks are usually accompanied by very descriptive phrases such as “used & restored by: Jennifer”.

Pictures of old steamer trunks are also available on DVD’s. Just about any of the pictures on this DVD will have some kind of title which will let you know what the images show. The most common titles for DVD’s with images of trunks include “Trunk”, “Bridal Shower”, “Carnival Cruise” and others. Just about any other term will tell you what the images are about.

Antique Steamer Trunk
Antique Steamer Trunk

If you are looking to buy, there are a few places you can find antique restored antique trunks for sale. I would suggest checking your local classified ads in your newspaper and look at the classifieds in your area. You may be able to find someone who needs a Trunk repaired and will offer to do so for a minimal cost. Another option would be to check out websites on the Internet, just make sure the person you are buying from is reputable before giving them your credit card information.

Now that you know where to find old woodworking tools and vintage trunks, I would like to tell you about how to restore your own vintage trunks. Now that you know the type of material that was used to create these, lets say a brass antique door, you will want to find out how to restore it. To restore a woodworking tool, you need to find out what the manufacturer recommended, this could be brass fittings, screws, pins or anything else. Now when you start to restore your brass antique door, you must remove the entire assembly to find out all of the hardware. To restore a wooden px board, you will need to remove the entire board from the frame and then use some very fine sandpaper to sand off any of the old paint.

Dating old steamer trunks
Dating old steamer trunks

Once you have all of the hardware removed from the unit, you can then refinish it using either paint or stain. The next step would be to put new hardware on your board… maybe a modern looking brass fixture, or some wood screws. All of these simple steps will help you to turn your restored antique trunks into a beautiful piece of glassware, and at a fraction of the cost compared to purchasing a brand new one. So, I hope you enjoyed reading this article on how to restore your classic wooden door, or any other piece of woodworking hardware. Restoring your vintage items will not only bring back the charm of your home, but it will also add many years of beauty to your home as well.

Antique Steamer Trunk
Antique Steamer Trunk

Brown Steamer Trunk with Leather Straps, Antique Storage
Brown Steamer Trunk with Leather Straps, Antique Storage

Vintage three drawer steamer trunk
Vintage three drawer steamer trunk

Antique Black Steamer Trunk
Antique Black Steamer Trunk

Antique Steamer Trunk Circa 1900 at 1stdibs
Antique Steamer Trunk Circa 1900 at 1stdibs

C 1880 Antique Steamer Trunk by Secor
C 1880 Antique Steamer Trunk by Secor

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1800s Antique Steamer Trunk Antique Canvas Wrapped Flat Top

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317 Restored dome top steamer trunk Antique Trunks Top Quality

Super Cool Antique Steamer Trunk
Super Cool Antique Steamer Trunk

Remove odors & smells
Remove odors & smells

626 Restored Antique Flat Top Steamer Trunk For Sale
626 Restored Antique Flat Top Steamer Trunk For Sale

Old Steamer Trunk
Old Steamer Trunk

Vintage Steel Covered Steamer Trunk
Vintage Steel Covered Steamer Trunk

Super Cool Antique Steamer Trunk
Super Cool Antique Steamer Trunk

Reserved 4 Ellen Vintage Steamer Trunk Antique Trunks Chest
Reserved 4 Ellen Vintage Steamer Trunk Antique Trunks Chest